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comfort us because today we still weep for those we lost here and in new york and in somerset county. today we still honor them, we honor them with our presence ard ceainly with this memorial. mostly we honor them with our lives, with what we have done from that day to this, the sacrifices we have borne, the laughter we have shared, the hope we have dared to let back into our hearts. unspeakable carnage was visited upon us here, but it did not conquer us. unimaginable also is here but it did not finish us. ralph waldo emerson reminds us es behind you and what lies in front of you pails in comparison to what lies inside of you. so here, now, let us weep for what lies behind us, let us honor what lies front of us, but let us remember always what lies inside of us. please join me now in a moment of silence and remembrance. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, the secretary of defense, robert m. gates. >> mr. president, distinguished visitors, friends and family members, thank you for being here. nine years ago today on a day much like this the calm of a clear september morning was shatt
an islamic community center near ground zero is here. his first u.s. interview on why he wants a mosque just blocks from the site of the 9/11 terror attack. what he thinks of the raging controversy and why he's remained silent so long until now. imam feisal abdul rauf next on "larry king live." good evening. feisal abdul rauf is the founder and chairman of cordoba initiative. he's been imam of the mosque in lower manhattan for 27 years. he plans to build a community center called cordoba house a few blocks from ground zero. these plans have generated a national debate over tolerance, sensitivity, religion and sparked emotional protest against the project. the imam joins us from new york. he's with cnn's soledad o'brien. he agreed to sit down for an interview, in part, because soledad is working on a documentary about what it's like to be muslim in america. here's soledad o'brien with the imam. >> all right, larry. thank you very much. imam, thank you very much for talking with us. >> thank you, soledad. >> you're just back from the middle east. you've been gone for about two months. and you'
-terrorist official tells the u.s. to focus -- economic targets like banks and stock exchanges. at the same time, developments on the battlefields in afghanistan and pakistan that are linked to the plot, apparently. here are key points. authorities say a german citizen of afghan descent is in custody spelling out the terror plan, like the terror plot in mumbai that killed 164 people two years ago. osama bin laden apparently approved the plan. no word so far if threats were also made against the united states. now, to the war zone in afghanistan and pakistan. nato says an air strike killed a top al qaeda commander in northern afghanistan along its border with pakistan. the u.s. recently increased the number of drone attacks in pakistan, and this may be due in part to information on the terror plot. drone targets in pakistan include taliban and al qaeda forces and militants linked to al qaeda. and the taliban denied claims made by the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, general david petraeus, that the taliban wants, was in contact with afghan government officials about possible peace talks. there'
>>> the texas lawmaker who told us that the threat from so-called terror babies is real and former government agents could back it up. weeks later, no evidence from her but plenty of complaints we blindsided her with questions she was unprepared. blindside, her word. you got the tape so you can judge for yourself. we'll show it to you. we're keeping them honest. >>> also, raw politics. tea party sensation christine o'donnell is warning her supporters against smears in the media but she could soon be facing questions from the from reporters but federal prosecutors. we'll explain why ahead. >>> later, crime and punishment. the other night, jeffrey toobin called it the most heinous crime he's known. the connecticut home invasion murders that left a mother and her two daughters dead and two men on trial for their lives. tonight, who are the accused? >>> we begin "keeping them honest" with a texas lawmaker who continues to spread fear about so-called terror babies. in case you haven't heard the terror baby theory, it's belief that pregnant middle eastern women are coming here on tourist
candidates. he also told us this is in all his time in the middle east, the fbi never got any reports about this. okay. tonight, though, we focus on the other texas lawmaker making these claims. she's a texas state representative. debbie riddle. she is the one who first brought the idea to our attention when we had her booked to talk about illegal immigration and the 14th amendment. i hadn't heard of louie gohmert's claims yet when i interviewed debbie riddle on august 10th. >> you told my producer that pregnant women are coming here as tourists, having babies and coming back with a nefarious purpose of turning them into little terrorists who will then come back to the u.s. and do us harm. you said it's part of an organized terrorist element that can cost us lives. where did you hear that? >> that is information that is coming to my office from former fbi officials. >> what former fbi officials, i mean, what evidence is there of some sort of long-term plot to have american -- babies born here and then become -- raised as terrorists overseas and then come back here? >> well, at this point, i
. so we're trying to focus that anger. >> that's why democratic leaders are using the remaining days before at the election to push 11th hour legislation. >> creating jobs by making it in america, not transferring jobs overseas. >> a series of bills in the house, even one this week requiring american flags to be made in america. now, in the senate, the bill to end some tax breaks for companies expanding overseas and giving new tax incentives to businesses bringing jobs home. >> when a corporation tries to take away someone's job and send it halfway around the world, we have to stop them. >> this bill we'll be voting cloture on on tuesday will do nothing to create jobs here in our country. >> republicans scoff at what they call the latest in a series of desperate last-minute political votes. melman and other democratic strategists are telling their candidates, this -- >> it's a bright line. it won't be enough to change the whole political climate. is it enough to win some seat somewhere? the answer is yes. >> a little bit of a reality check. democratic sources say they know the legisl
. >>> and chances are, if not you, then someone close to you is using illicit drugs. illegal drug use is up this year. which ones top the list and why? we'll tell you. >>> good evening, everybody. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. she explored witchcraft, once went on a date to a satanic altar and is now a republican nominee for the senate in delaware. it's courtesy of a 1999 clip from bill maher. >> i dabbled into it. i never joined a coven. >> you were a witch? >> i was a witch. >> how were you a witch? >> i dabbled into witchcraft. i hung around people who were doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. in one of my dates, my first date -- >> i want to hear about -- >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar and i didn't know it. there was little blood there -- >> it was a date? your first date was on a satanic altar? >> yeah, and had a little midnight picnic. >> bill maher showed that clip last night on his newer program. hbo's "real time." o'donnell's canceled two appearance on his sunday talk shows because her campaign says she has obligations in delaware.
those components, as the waste breaks down into methane gas. methane is then used to power the gas lights in the park at night. interesting. >>> coming up in one hour from now, we are taking a close look at the sex abuse scandal facing one of the country's most popular ministers. bishop eddie long will be joined by ted haggard who had his own sex scandal as a minister. plus, we'll speak with several ministers of the new birth congregation. members of the new birth congregation to find out how they are dealing with the allegations and what exactly is going to happen tomorrow. that's in one hour from now. i'll see you then. >>> former president bill clinton fighting for embattled democrats ahead of an election that could cost the party control of congress. this hour, his advice to president obama and candidates in peril. >>> also in our interview, clinton's take on the tea party. he is warning that underestimating the movement could be a huge mistake. >>> a lot of people want to know how clinton slimmed down for his daughter, chelsea's, wedding. stand by as he reveals his weight loss
. our susan candiotti joins us with the latest on the investigation. >> and of course the question is, why an attack on this 34-year-old diplomat who had been in the country for about eight years now working at the nicaraguan mission. cesar mercado. and police found not one but two knives. and they weren't found next to his body. they were found in the bathroom of the small studio apartment where the diplomat lived. cesar mercado, apparently one of the knives were a steak knife according to new york police commissioner paul brown. and he says it was found near the bathroom sink and the sink was filled with blood, unfortunately. and the second knife was a smaller paring knife and that was found inside the sink. so why the positioning of the knives? so many questions to be answered here. his body was found just inside the front door. and when the driver came, the door was unlocked. he opened it up, looked inside, saw the body, and immediately called the police. so they have a lot to try to figure out. his throat, indeed, was cut. and they also said that he was stabbed in the stomach. so
with the young man's coach. >>> and chances are, if not you, then someone close to you is using illicit drugs. illegal drug use is up this year. which ones top the list, and why. we'll tell you. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> thanks for joining us. she explored witchcraft. once went on a date to a satanic altar. now she's a nominee in delaware. christine o'donnell, courtesy of a 1999 clip from bill maher and abc's politically incorrect. >> i dabbled in it. i never joined a covenant. >> you were a witch? >> i was a witch. >> how can you be a witch? >> i dabbled in witchcraft. i hung around people who were doing these things. i'm not making this stuff up. i know what they told me they do. >> what do they do? >> on one of my dates -- >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> one of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar. i didn't know it. there was a little blood there. >> your first date was a satanic altar? and a sacrifice? >> bill maher showed that clip last night on his new program, hbo's realtime. he says he's got more and he's going to keep showing them until o'donnell comes on. she's
that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the headquarters. see you at 6:00 ad 10:00 p.m. we leave you with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero symbolizing the fallen on that day. good night >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/1 the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we are commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. >> commanded to terrorize? >> it's clearly in the arabic language. this means terrorize them. >> a decade later, jihad against the west is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radicalng muslims embracing everything he represits. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him li i can't begin to tell you. >> are go evening. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and around the world. for the next hour we take you from new york toem en and the hills of jamaica to mes the new jihadists determine to carry on in bin laden's name. the newcomers are undeterred as they call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top o
suzanne malveaux traveling with the president this morning. she'll join us live with the latest on his departure. >>> seven former members of the u.s. air force claiming aliens in ufos have visited earth to deliver a warning. and they want the government to come clean. could it be that we have been visited by e.t.? >> hope so. >>> meantime, the a.m. fix blog is up and running. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> we begin with a developing story out of iraq. an american service member now in custody suspected of fatally shooting two u.s. soldiers and wounding a third. >> military officials say they died in a "noncombat incident" in fallujah. barbara starr is live at the pentagon. this is a very, very tragic story. what are your sources telling you about what may have happened? >> well, john and kiran, this is the most terrible news for two military families, of course. the military announcing it does have a soldier in custody regarding this case. the man in custody is identified by the military as specialist neftali platero. suspected in shooting deaths of two soldiers. the two men died in this in
at them flying. cell phone video giving us a front row seat. >>> heavy machinery grinding into disputing soil. israel restarting construction today. >>> if it's tried and fast, it's usually fattening. cnn begins a focus on american's killer diet. we call the series, "eatocracy." >> there foods in fast food restaurants that are good for you. >> how about that. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> extreme fear of an impending crash followed by relief after the pilot brings the plane down safely. it was caught on video by the passengers themselves aboard delta airlines flight 4951 this weekend. >> brace for impact. >> stay down! stay down! stay down! stay down! stay down! >> kept their heads down then got them up and clapped. the pilot made an emergency landing because the right rear landing gear was stuck. josh levs been following the details. >> two sides to it. the relief, then the invest about why did that go wrong. let's start with what happened. you had 64 people on the plane. took off from atlanta. supposed to go to white plains. made the emergency landing at jfk. 60 passengers
sparked emotional protests against the project. the imam joins us from new york. he's with cnn's soledad o'brien. he agreed to sit down for an rt interview, in part, because ki soledad is working on a documentary about what it's like to be muslim in america. here's soledad o'bri with the imam. >> all right, larry. thank you very much. imam, thank you very much for talking with us. >> thank you, soledad. >> you're just back from the middle east. you've been gone for about two months. and you've been pretty quiet about the controversy that has been raging about the proposed struure right near ground zero.ve the debate, while you've been a gone, has gotten louder, and it's gotten angrier. why are you lking now?th >> well, i didn't think it was appropriate for me to speak about this while i was overseas on the trip. i felt i wanted to come home and speak to this issue from my home cotry, from my homeland, from my home base. >> you've had questions while you've been in the middle east about the controversy that's swirling in lower manhattan. what kinds of things are people there asking you abo
in the u.s. and around the world. for the next hour we're going to take you from new york to yemen, even to the hills of jamaica to meet some of the new jihadists determined to carry on in bin laden's name. moderate muslims may denoue and disavow them but these newcomers are undeterred as they oply call for the destruction of everything that doesn't conform to their radical view of islam. at the top of their list, the very country that gives them the freedom of speech, to spew their hatred, theth ited states. with us for the entire hour, two of cnn's experts on terrorism who tracked this closely, national security contributor fran townsend and seniorco international correspondent nic robertson. stand by. at this moment perhaps no one is of greater concern to the u.s. e han ayad allawi, a u.s. citizen deemed so dangerous his own country is trying to kill him. the american-born allawi is one of the top recruiters. why the u.s. says he is the heir to osama bin laden. >> reporter: anwar al allawi, the radical yemen-based preacher seen here online. his followers in britain says he is lik osam
the extreme weather for us this morning. >>> and president obama firing up the voters in a scene reminiscent of the 2008 campaign. we remember that young people helped the president get elected, but can he get them to the polls in november and keep democrats in control of congress? >>> up first, though, an a.m. security watch. new concerns that al qaeda is plotting a series of commando style raids across europe and perhaps here in the united states. >> law firm source tells us this morning that osama bin laden may have signed off on the plan. homeland security correspondent jeanne meserve has more from her sources. she's live in washington this morning. what do we know? >> well, john and kiran, the volume seems to be turned up on threat information about possible terror strikes in europe. according to multiple sources in europe and the u.s., the intelligence has raised concern about a mumbai-style attack that would create a lot of casualties and a lot of chaos in a short period of time. according to law enforcement sources in the u.s., economic institutions including banks and stock exchange
. join us weekdays in "the situation room" from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. eastern and every saturday at 6:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. at this time every weekend on cnn international. cnn international. the news continues next on cnn. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> right now on cnn, a murder so gruesome that it may be too much for the jury to handle and if the police has handled it differently, might some of those involved still be alive? a live update tonight on one of the most brutal home invasions you've heard about. >>> which is worse for you, alcohol or pot? before you answer that, you may want to hear what we found out just weeks before california votes on legalizing pot. >>> the free world may rest on the president's shoulders. but the job of the first lady may be tougher. she denies she's complaining about the job. but if she did, she wouldn't be the first. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon. thanks for joining us. a real-live tragedy played out as a texas high school football game. the quarterback of the west orange stark high school collapsed just moments after throw
this story and joins us now boy phone. thelma, what more have we learned about this church group? >> reporter: fred, i can tell you that one of the women is being questioned by detectives right now about the nature of this group were they in fact, a cult or did they breakaway from a more traditional church to form their own prayer group. here is what we know. the sheriff's department told us it was an absolutely great sunday, he said everyone is okay, no crimes have been committed, despite the fact that there was a huge national manhunt taking place for the five women and eight children and fred, the way that it came to the attention of authorities that they were finding is that apparently, there was somebody here at the park, they recognized the cars and they saw this group of 13 sitting under a tree, on the grass, praying. they immediately called authorities, authorities came out to this park and found that they were fine. and you could imagine, as we roll in, the press, all the sheriff cars, the look of surprise on the faces of this group of people who are sitting on the grass praying. unb
or not? does iran have nuclear weapons? and will his country use them if they have them? >> translator: we are not seeking the bomb. >> larry: the president of iran next on "larry king live." >> larry: mr. president, thank you for coming back to "larry king live." do you like coming to america? >> translator: in the name of god, the compassionate, the merciful. i'd like to say hello to your audience, to you and your colleagues and ask almighty god to bring health, prosperity and success to all people and nations and countries. i am interested in traveling to all parts of the world to meet with people. the united nations is an important forum for the exchange of international ideas on how to run international affairs and naturally people like myself should be actively involved in its work. >> larry: let's get to some current issues. a few days ago, you released the american hiker, but there is still two actives in iran. how long will they be detained? >> translator: well, they crossed our borders, violated the borders, and a judge will take care of their case. >> larry: but you did rele
by a deadly fireball. we're getting this eyewitness view of the destruction. and the u.s. military gets animated. why it's ansforming the japanese/american security treaty into a comic book security line. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> happening right now, an american jailed more th a year is on the verge of heading home. a lawyer for sarah shod says she is set to be freed once her half million dollar bond is paid. her family says she's sick and an iranian prosecutor says that g bailed out. tein she'll have to leave behind h h fiance shane bauer and her friend josh fattal t. three have been jailed since july 31 of lastary. allegedly they strayed across iran aqi border into duri a hike. ey are accused in iran of being u.s. spies. the family's website says that sarah has been mostly held in confinement. given hour a day to visit her fiance. she could be hours from freedom but her bail hasn't been posted yet. reza sayah is monitoring the situation. st?t is the la >> reporter: well, the latest according to the lawyer representing sarah shourd is hat she is in iranian custody bec
? congratulations. you get the book. appreciate it. that's it for us. situation room with wolf blitzer next. >>> new evidence that the man trying to bomb times square in new york city didn't plan to stop there. this hour, we're learning more about the terror threats then and now including a potential plot to attack high-profile targets in europe. >>> also, the california governor's race gets combustible with new allegations leveled by a former housekeeper to republican candidate meg whitman. stand by for the story and brand new polls on some of the hottest political races in the nation. some will surpriseyou. our investigative correspondent will reveal how she was almost punked. political activist tried to create a fake story and embarrass cnn. wait until you hear and see these very strange details. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room". >>> threatened to be the most serious terror attacks since 9/11. now we're learning that he had over targets as well. a potential terror plot in europe that may have been green lighted by osama bin laden himself. let's bring in homeland security correspon
'll tell us why and what he's doing about it. >>> you've been telling us who your heroes are, thousands of you. now we'll reveal the top ten cnn heroes of the year for the first time right here this hour on cnn. >>> first if you want to make a republican smile, mention the year 1994. that year is midterm elections coming halfway through the first term of a democratic president, bill clinton, republicans picked up 54 house seats and 8 senate seats. more than enough to win control of both houses of congress. 16 years later, we are halfway through the first term of a democratic president, a different one now with the democratic majority in congress and republicans aren't the only ones making comparisons and predictions and promises. this morning, the house republican leadership rolled out its pledge to america. a longer and less specific version of 1994's contract with america. the setting was a lumber company in northern virginia, the key points are these. a halt to any stimulus spending that hasn't gone out yet. and a rollback of overall spending to prestimulus, prebailout levels. repeal
, there are lots of questions, one of which includes how police are handling this case. thelma gutierrez joins us live. was this a cult? what's going on here? >> reporter: don, obviously, there's some kind of a disconnect between the stories that the spouses told investigators and what now the women are telling investigators. so, we're not exactly sure exactly how this thing is going to come out, but i can tell you that they belong to a church here in palmdale. these women say that they just broke off from the church. they went off on these little prayer sessions that they would organize on their own. they routinely would come out to the desert and pray overnight and so, something happened, don, that made the husbands go into authorities and say, we're very concerned. authorities look through some of the belongings that these women left behind, cell phones, apparently letters that were interpreted as good-bye notes, and they wanted to know, were these children, eight children and five women, in any kind of danger. so, they said they wanted to err on the side of caution and so, they started this h
for you. thanks so much for being with us here on "rick's list." we'll continue to give you as much information as we can. tonight the primetime edition of "rick's list." i'm rick sanchez. here is wolf blitzer. >>> thanks very much, rick. happening now a fiery president obama using tough, new rhetoric to describe opposition he is facing here in washington and around the country saying and i'm quoting the president right now, they talk about me like a dog. plus the mid term campaign season plowing full speed ahead. just as new polling reveals even more potential trouble for democrats come november. we're tracking the most heated races in the country with the best political team on television. we'll go live to the cnn election express. and a top u.s. military official in afghanistan issues a stern new warning. why he says the safety of american troops, young men and women, on the ground in afghanistan, right now, could be at risk if americans start burning the koran. >>> we're only a few weeks away from an election that could change the political balance of power in the country. with
months ago this week, a top to bottom overhaul of u.s. health care, an overhaul that presidents dating back to teddy roosevelt have contemplated, debated, or attempted. six months ago, it was sign into law by president obama. today as you may have seen live here on cnn, the president talking about provisions of that law that come into force this week. this is the first of that health care bill. it's what the white house calls a patients' bill of rights. he's just about the only democrat who is going to use health and reform in the same sentence because the reason has to do with the calendar. we're 40 days away from the elections where every single house seat and 37 senate seats are up for grabs. voters are split to say the least. 40% of americans favor reform, 56% oppose it. there are some tricks to that poll because the 56% oppose, some oppose because it didn't go far enough. most say it's too liberal, but a sizable chunk says it doesn't go far enough. when we ask which party can handle the issue better, it's a dead heat. all of this forms a backdrop to the president's visit to a fami
.m. eastern. >> that's going to do it for us. see you back here tomorrow. cnn newsroom with kyra phillips starts right now. good morning. >> good morning. thanks so much. good morning, everyone. big news over the next couple of hours, the president's speech to the u.n. and republicans' pledge to undo the first two years in office. in '94 they had a contract with america. they'll have a pledge with america. >>> a man visits a wife's grave for nearly five years and learns it's been empty the whole time. another victim of arlington national cemetery. >>> and the international space station makes contact to the outer reaches of pittsburgh, texas. let me tell you what. there's one ham radio guy that's pretty excited. i'm kyra phillips. you are live in the "cnn newsroom." >>> mega church pastor eddie long has 25,000 church members but today all of the attention is on just a few of his former followers. a third man has come forward accusing bishop long of coercing him into sexual relationships. all three men said that they were teenages when long lavished them with gifts and initiating sexual en
as the u.s. military forges ahead in the final wave of the surgery. jason carroll shows us how one soldier is making the last few preparations before his mission gets under way in the ongoing series "a soldier's story." >> the a.m. fix blog is up and running. we want to hear from you. also, you can send us your pictures and video if you've been affected at all by hurricane earl. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it is big, bad and bearing down on the outer banks of north carolina. the radar tells us the story. hurricane earl, a real powerhouse now. it's back to high speed, 145 miles an hour. that is a category four storm, folks. and the center of this monster could come dangerously close to the carolina coast by midnight tonight. >> right now, hurricane warnings and watches are in effect for north carolina to delaware. and as far north as massachusetts. in fact, president obama already signing a disaster declaration for north carolina in case earl continues to track to the west, bringing it closer to the coast. and of course, earl making a lot of people nervous this morning, because if the system d
morning. we are on freedom watch this u. morning. >>> u.s. hiker sarah shourd could be heading home within hours after spending more than a year of her life alone in an iranian prison. the question is, of course, if iran will make good on its word. >>> a dangerous situation unfolding in the atlantic ocean, hurricane igor now a category four storm and gaining strength. we've got details on whether the east coast could be in line for a direct hit. >>> uplifting news about jobs out there. we have the sixobs with six-figure salaries that don't require you spend four years of your life hitting the books. >> i don't kno if i know about that story, i want my kids to hit the books. join the live conversation right now. go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> new this morning, surveying the damage, victims of the san bruno gas explosions and fires were allowed back into their neighborhoods for the first time this morning. four people are confirmed dead and in all 37 homes were destroyed. california regulators ordering pg&e to insct all gasines in the state. >>> firefighters battling a wildfire outside of b
five months ago causing the largest oil spill in u.s. history. >>> pope benedict xvi expressing deep sympathy for the conflict that has hit the catholic church. >> you are at the spot where a lot of people are coming together for his next public event? >> reporter: this is hyde park in london where the park will end with a prayer vigil that is expected to be attended by around 80,000 people or so. i can tell you that there are easily tens of thousands of people here already and the headlines are still about three hours or so away. it has been a busy day for the pope. it started with a meeting with the british prime minister at london's westminster cathedral. it was there he touched on that story that follows him everywhere. the child abuse scandal. he spoke of how everyone within the church feels shame and humiliation as what members of the clergy have done. take a listen. >> to cause abuse of children, especially since the church. above all, i express my deep sorrow to the innocent victims of this despicable crime along with my hope that the power of christ, his sacrifice of reconci
to be hiding in yemen, and u.s. officials believe he's a significant operational figure with al qaeda. in court papers filed this morning, the obama administration said the case could require the disclosure of highly sensitive national security information. and that's why it want this is case dismissed. the obama administration is invoking its state privileges. the cleric is a u.s. citizen. joining us now by phone is jonathan turley, an expert on constitutional law at george washington university. and he also has experience as lead council in a state secrets case. all right, professor, i'm glad you could be with us. does this case merit a state secret privilege? >> well, i have to say, i find it questionable. because the indication really raises a very simple and threshold issue, and that is, can the president of the united states on his own authority simply say, i'm going to kill this citizen? now, obviously the administration has some very good reasons to want to capture him. but to do a targeted assassination of a citizen without any due process raises obvious concerns. but really before we
to seeing you once again. thanks for being with us. we'll look forward to seeing you again here on "rick's list" at 3:00, 4:00, and 8:00. here's wolf blitzer in "the situation room". >> bill clinton points a finger at the person he says flaked out in the mid-east peace process. and the former president warns democrats not to play games and answer as personal health question that a lot of people are asking right now. plus, defeat for lady gaga. another gay-rights activist, the senate fails to move forward with legislation that would end, don't ask, don't tell. what do opponents of the military policy do now? and a new lightning rod of the tea party politics movement fights a group that says she's a crook. we're investigating the allegations against christine o'donnell. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a warning today from israel's chief, that a new round of violence could explode. i spoke today with a veteran of middle east diplomacy. the former president of the united states bill clinton holding the conference in new york city. we covered a wide range of topics. firs
, cnn, new york. >>> that does it for us. have a fabulous weekend. don lemon in for tony harris today. >> we're in the wrong business. we have to do something else besides this. have a great weekend, kyra. >>> live from studio 7 at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta, big stories for friday september 24th. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subco
in atlanta. stay with us all evening for all the late, breaking news. "the situation room" begins right now. >>> with the clock ticking toward mid-term elections in just two months, president obama is stepping up efforts to turn around the economy. but with growing fear of a double-dip recession, what are his options? i'll ask moody's chief economist, mark zandy. >>> children holding on to hope in the middle of a disaster. dr. sanjay gupta is in pakistan with the youngest flood victims. >>> and blowing up tanks, literally. how inflatable artillery could change everything we know about waging war. >>> we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> as i've said from the start, there's no quick fix to the worst recession we've experienced since the great depression. the hard truth is that it took years to create our current economic problems. and it will take more time than any of us would like to repair the damage. millions of our neighbors are living with that painfully every day. but i want all americans to rem
for joining us. tonight, nine years after the attacks, why is osama bin laden still out there? why now do we seem more divided about an apprehensive over islam than nine years ago? how active a hunt for osama bin laden is it really? the answers might surprise you. >>> one on one with donald trump, he has a way out for the planners of islamic center. his way out is a buyout. they say they're not selling. is he taking no for an answer? stay tuned and hear it as only trump can tell it. >>> that huge gas fire in california. did warnings of a gas leak go unanswered? hear from a man who watched his neighborhood explode, his neighbors die and says none of this had to happen. >>> keeping them honest, with two thing that is haven't changed since the nine years on the attacks of new york and washington and in the heroic skies over pennsylvania. nine years later, we still haven't caught or killed the top leaders of al qaeda and nine years later, the president still has to remind americans that we're at the war against islamic extremism, not all of islam. president bush stood in the wreckage of the worl
for joining us. we begin a very special week of coverage with a very different show tonight. as anyone who watches this program knows, my interviews usually involve a lot of different questions on a lot of different topics. tonight we're asking only one thing. where re you on september 11th? the answers, as you'll hear, are op as individual as the people giving them. some come from those who experienced 9/11error firsthand, others people who watched events unfold froma distance, caught up in grief. stories of personal and in the case of defense secretary rumsfeld, a little prophetic. you were right here when the pentagon -- >> i was. >> larry: and someone told me you had spoken to a congressional delegation >> right here in room. >> larry: in this room about terrorism that morning? >> i said -- i had an 8:00 breakfast -- that sometime in the next two, four, six, eight, ten, 12 months there would be an en occur in the world that would be sufficiently shocking that it would remind people again how important it is to have a strong, healthy defense department that contrites -- that underpins
marciano introduces us to these combat weatherman. >>> and the a.m. fix block is up and running as it is every day. join the live conversation, go to cnn.com/amfix. >>> it has been one bruising night on the island of bermuda. igor roared right past the coast overnight, missing direct landfall by just 40 miles. >> it's a large hurricane generating enormous waves. it's pummelling the island with powerful winds, driving rain, trees there are shredded, power lines are down. cnn is your hurricane headquarters, rob marciano is here in new york. first, though, let's go to the scene, reynolds wolf live in elbow beach, bermuda. looks like not a good time there this morning. >> reporter: well, things are improving compared to last night where the brunt of the storm really came just to our west around 11:00 local time through midnight, really the worst of it. this storm, although it did not make a direct hit, you've got to remember that bermuda is a small area. and this storm when you include the outflow is nearly 1,000 miles wide. when you think about bermuda, it's not one island, but 138
give you a headache. is the controversial device now being used to target young people here in washington, d.c.? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we want to get to the breaking news we're following. a magnitude 7 earthquake has rumbled the new zealand city of christ church. the quake caused minor damage so far but there are some reports of injuries. i want to bring in dr. sebastian koga the neuro surgeon joining from us christ church hospital, quite close to the epicenter of the quake, i think about 20 miles or so. what do you see, doctor? give shaking and it seemed to go on and on. i stood in a doorway and it was probably ten minutes before i was able to get out of the house. the streets were in panic. i flagged a taxi who volunteered to take me to the hospital to check out our patients. christ church hospital is in an old building which is in the process of being replaced. our near surgery floor had ceilings collapse and evacuated patients to another ward. the emergency department was gearing up to deal with all the casualties. fortunately, the ambulan
hiker held in iraq, iran, for more than a year has just arrived back in the u.s. >>> also, christine o'donnell cancels. the tea party darling of delaware backs out of two sunday morning interviews. this comes after a video surfaces from a decade ago where she claims she, quote, dabbled in witchcraft. >>> plus, police in california say they are searching for 13 people led by this woman. they say letters left behind suggests they were planning a mass suicide and most of the missing are children. >>> good morning to you all. i'm t.j. holmes, from the cnn center. this is your cnn sunday morning, 8:00 a.m. here in atlanta, 3:00 p.m. in baghdad, where we do have breaking news we want to get right to. arwa damon is live there for us. arwa, hello once again. we have a pair of blasts that have killed at least 29 people there. tell us what happened. >> reporter: that's right, t.j. one of those explosions happened when a mini bus detonated in front of a cell phone shop. the other explosion taking place at a fairly busy intersection. them happening within a few minutes of one another, at around 10
>>> thanks for joining us. tonight, breaking news, the imam who wants to build that islamic community center and mosque near ground zero is breaking his silence for the first time since the controversy erupted, saying whether he is willing to move the mosque or not. >>> u.s. military says burning the koran will endanger our troops. does the pastor care? we'll ask him. he also says he's doing this to honor the 9/11 victims. but does he even know the names of any of those who lost their lives? find out in a moment. >>> later, what appears to be new evidence in the case of a congresswoman who gave her relatives and her staffers' relatives tens of thousands in charity scholarship money, instead of to needy kids in her district, like she was supposed to. she says she wasn't paying attention to it. but now, we have letters that appear to be just the opposite, evidence that, if true, she was steering the scholarships not to the colleges but directly into her relatives' pockets. >>> a poverty is planning on burning korans. he says it's to honor those killed on 9/11 and to send a mes
why. that will do it for us. thanks for getting up for a special edition of american morning. head to our blog. we hope you have a wonderful weekend. >> see you back here on monday. the news continues with kyra phillips. >> good morning and thanks. we are going to get right to the breaking news in san bruno, california. the neighborhood fire has been burn for almost 12 hours. natural gas feeding it. that fire is still so intense that crews can't even look for victims yet. at least three people are reported dead. the fire captain expects the numbers to rise. two dozen have been hurt and 100 homes damaged. it started with a ruptured gas line and a huge explosion. a team with the ntsb is headed to see what went wrong. crews and the red cross and doctors, nurses and neighborhoods were turned upside down in a flash. the blast and fire was so sudden and intense, people barely had time to react. one survivor said that the car bumper actually melted as he was racing away. he is talking with survivors. dan? >> we are in the bark parking lot of a parking mall. this is where many of the evacu
center where 48 were killed just two weeks ago. this of course comes four days now after the u.s. formally handed over military command to the iraqis. a lot of people are asking how did iraqi security forces perform? >>> also, censored. craigslist taking down its adult services section after criticism from the cnn center, this is "cnn sunday morning." it is 6:00 a.m. where i sit in atlanta, georgia, 1:00 p.m. in baghdad, glad you could be with us. i'm t.j. holmes. we welcome troops watching on the armed forces network in iraq and afghanistan. thank you for starting your day with us. we start in iraq, security in the country has been fresh on the minds of people here in the u.s. and around the world after the u.s. formally handed command to the iraqis. suicide bombers going after a familiar target. we want to go to our arwa damon in baghdad for us. arwa, yes, of course the security has been fresh on the mind after the formal handover but truth be known iraqi forces have been in the lead of security for that country for some time in the first place but tell us why this familiar tar
in iranian prison, sarah shourd is back on u.s. soil and talking about her ordeal and her health that is straight ahead. >>> and missing members of a so-called cult-like church are found alive and well. authorities had feared that they were planning a mass suicide. a live report just a few minutes away. >>> and women and girls lured to the u.s., then forced to have sex. the shadowy underworld with of sex trafficking this hour and at 5:00 eastern. >>> freed american hiker, sarah shourd, is back home in the united states but she says she feels like she is only one-third free. speaking to reporters in new york less than an hour ago, she made an emotional plea for the release of her two companions, shane bauer and josh fattal. >> shane and josh do not deserve to be in prison one day longer than i was. we committed no crime. and we are not spies. we in no way intended any harm to the iranian government or its people and believe a huge misunderstanding led to our detention and prolonged imprisonment. shane, josh and had i no knowledge of our proximity to the iran/iraq border when we we
was overseas. he wanted to be in the united states to do it. now, the name that he is use, cordoba house he explains in his "new york times" op-ed, it was inspired by the city in spain where muslims, christians and jews coexisted in the middle ages during a period of great cultural enrichment created by muslims. and, of course, there is nothing in this entire discussion that is free of controversy, even that statement is challenged by some people to say things weren't as good in cordoba, spain in the 1500s and 1400s, as this imam would have you believe. but you're going to hear it from him, himself, tonight on "larry king live." soledad o'brien will be interviewing him for the first time on television tonight. deborah feyerick, as well, has been following this story with great detail. if we want to know more about who this man is, how and why he got to the center of this controversy, you can hear it best from deborah. listen to this. >> reporter: you have never heard him speak. this is what imam abdul rauf has to say. >> the major theme in islam is the oneness of god. and that we should wor
died. buright now i feel that this is what i'm supposed to do. >> that's it for us tonight. i'm don lemon at the cnn world headquarters in atlanta. see you back here tomorrow night 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. eastern. and we leave you tonight with the familiar tribute in light, now synonymous with ground zero, symbolizing the fallen on that day. day. good night. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> nine years ago in the aftermath of 9/11, the united states had one sworn enemy. fast forward to 2010. >> we're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers. and this is a religion, like i said. >> you're commanded to terrorize the disbelievers? >> the koran says very clearly inheab arabic language, [ speaking foreign language ] . this means terrorize them. >> a decade later bin laden's message, jihad against the west, is more of a threat now than ever. his words have taken root in a new generation of radical muslims embracing everything he represents. >> i love osama bin laden. i love him -- like i can't begin to tell you. >>> good evening. i'm drew griffin. we welcome viewers in the u.s. and aro
will allow us to skip you, mr. mayor, for a moment. erick erickson has gone after this pledge calling it pablam. others have called it a pledge to do nothing. >> i think i said milquetoast. the party of no has been working well for nancy pelosi in 2006, it's been working well for us now. i'm disappointed in them. it doesn't have an earmark span which i thought they needed to have after the big dog and pony show over earmarks. it starts off at the beginning about how the ruling class elite. page 15, mandates on health care insurance companies. i'm just disappointed with. >> let me read you what david frumm, former bush speech writer has said about you. he wants to ask you, what did you expect? here's the gop cruising to a hansom election victory. did you seriously imagine they would jeopardize the project of victory and chairmanships by issuing big, bold promises to do deadly unpopular things? >> what's very popular right now is defunding obama care. all the things david frumm would want in life are things republicans and most americans are opposed to. i didn't expect them to go in tha
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